NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and President Ghani discussed security situation in Afghanistan via a phone conversation.
“The security situation in Afghanistan remains deeply challenging, and requires a negotiated settlement,” Stoltenberg wrote in a tweet today, July 27.
He also reiterated that NATO will continue to support Afghanistan, including with funding; civilian presence; and will provide out-of-country training for the Afghan defense and security forces.
The Presidential Palace, however, has not made any comment regarding the phone conversation.
This comes amid a heightened Taliban offensives across the country as the foreign troops are leaving Afghanistan. As planned, the foreign troops’ withdrawal will be completed by September 11.
As many as 100 districts have fallen to the Taliban since May 01, beginning of the foreign troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Moreover, hundreds, including civilians, have lost lives to these unprecedented hike of Taliban violence in different parts of the country.